Definition of fictitious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fɪkˈtɪʃəs//
; NAmE NAmE//fɪkˈtɪʃəs//
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invented by somebody rather than true All the places and characters in my novel are fictitious (= they do not exist in real life). The account he gives of his childhood is fictitious. Police said the name John Haydon was fictitious, but the address given was genuine. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Latin ficticius (from fingere ‘contrive, form’) + -ous.
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